Insight of a Stark Reality


Larva of silkworm are blind and voracious, they shed their skin up to four times called molting as they keep eating and growing. Towards the last days of molting the larva will be 10.000 times heavier than it was at hatching. By that time they will have eaten more than 50.000 times  of its initial bodyweight.  As they finish their feast they are ready to pupate and transform into moth. They’ll no longer eat, they will build cocoon around themselves as their protective casing. Cocoon help the worm to stay protected from the harsh and unfriendly weather conditions.

After about 2 to 3 weeks in its cocoon, the pupa will be ready to metamorphose into a silk moth i.e. the final stage of their life cycle. Now the protective casing i.e. cocoon which contains more than a km of silk thread of continuous strand becomes the bone of contention between the farmer and the worm. The moth is ready to chew a hole in the cocoon and emerge out of its protective casing breaking the thread, making the silk fiber unsuitable for silk fabric production. The casing has already served its purpose for the moth but the casing has been turned into a continuous pricey silk thread cocoon for the farmer.

Now the war starts; for the moth it’s a protective casing outlived its utility but for the farmer it’s a continuous piece of silk thread. To obtain silk, farmers boil the worms alive inside their cocoons.

The silk is saved but the moth dies inside for its own creation.

Anyone who has ever seen worms startle when their dark homes are uncovered must acknowledge that worms are sensate—they produce endorphins and have a physical response to pain. 

Stark Reality** The Creator is killed inside its creation to save it.*

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